dangermousie: (Pick the Stars: facepalm by meganbmoore)
Apparently this is the secondary guy in Secret Agent War:



Name of Hwang Chan Sung. I know nothing of him other than he is (a) an idol (b) born in 1990.

He is supposed to woo Choi Kang Hee as Joo Won's rival.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let this sink in.

Choi Kang Hee, born in 1977, and looking every day (and more) her age, was never going to work for me as a love interest for Joo Won, born a decade later. But now she is going to be in a love triangle with someone who is barely out of high school and 13(!!!!!) years her junior?!

You know, CKH. Plain, older than her years, comedian CKH. Not a 30-something goddess like Kim Tae Hee or anything. In a love triangle with a 22-year old and 25-year-old. And playing a deadly sexy secret agent.

Ahahahahahahahahahahhahahaaaaaa the casting people must have been taking some amazing drugs.

Clearly, this drama was thought out with a much younger female lead in mind and somehow they got CKH and never adjusted.

Now I am almost tempted to tune in to see this. This is going to be glorious. Glorious.
dangermousie: (Pick the Stars: facepalm by meganbmoore)
Oh, Good God.

According to Koala, the latest contenders for the leading lady role in Yoochun's melo 'I Miss You' are Gu Hye Sun and Lee Min Jung.

TPTB must really hate me!

Those are the only two kdrama actresses I cannot stand. I might even be prepared to tolerate Jang Nara more than those two. GHS is the worst kdrama actress I've ever seen - I can deal with wooden but it's hard to ignore when someone on your screen constantly emotes like a chipmunk on speed - I've seen her in Boys Over Flowers, Absolute Boyfriend, The King and I, that ridiculous Eric fusion thing, and she was uniformly unbearable in every single one. To add insult to injury, she has little chemistry with her costars and I don't find her in the least good-looking. UGH. BARF.

Lee Min Jung is objectively pretty (though she makes me think of a borzoi for some reason), and isn't as teeth-grindingly bad as GHS but I just cannot stand her. That started with BOF, where her appearance (and utterly ridiculous amounts of screentime) signified the turning point of when this drama went from awesome to flaming trainwreck. The disaster that was BIG did not help. In general, she just irritates me for some reason. I mean, I even skipped MIDAS with my obsession Jang Hyuk because she was in it.

Basically, either one of them in, I am out. The end.
dangermousie: (Pick the Stars: facepalm by meganbmoore)
Oh, Good God.

According to Koala, the latest contenders for the leading lady role in Yoochun's melo 'I Miss You' are Gu Hye Sun and Lee Min Jung.

TPTB must really hate me!

Those are the only two kdrama actresses I cannot stand. I might even be prepared to tolerate Jang Nara more than those two. GHS is the worst kdrama actress I've ever seen - I can deal with wooden but it's hard to ignore when someone on your screen constantly emotes like a chipmunk on speed - I've seen her in Boys Over Flowers, Absolute Boyfriend, The King and I, that ridiculous Eric fusion thing, and she was uniformly unbearable in every single one. To add insult to injury, she has little chemistry with her costars and I don't find her in the least good-looking. UGH. BARF.

Lee Min Jung is objectively pretty (though she makes me think of a borzoi for some reason), and isn't as teeth-grindingly bad as GHS but I just cannot stand her. That started with BOF, where her appearance (and utterly ridiculous amounts of screentime) signified the turning point of when this drama went from awesome to flaming trainwreck. The disaster that was BIG did not help. In general, she just irritates me for some reason. I mean, I even skipped MIDAS with my obsession Jang Hyuk because she was in it.

Basically, either one of them in, I am out. The end.
dangermousie: (Pick the Stars: facepalm by meganbmoore)
Oh, Good God.

According to Koala, the latest contenders for the leading lady role in Yoochun's melo 'I Miss You' are Gu Hye Sun and Lee Min Jung.

TPTB must really hate me!

Those are the only two kdrama actresses I cannot stand. I might even be prepared to tolerate Jang Nara more than those two. GHS is the worst kdrama actress I've ever seen - I can deal with wooden but it's hard to ignore when someone on your screen constantly emotes like a chipmunk on speed - I've seen her in Boys Over Flowers, Absolute Boyfriend, The King and I, that ridiculous Eric fusion thing, and she was uniformly unbearable in every single one. To add insult to injury, she has little chemistry with her costars and I don't find her in the least good-looking. UGH. BARF.

Lee Min Jung is objectively pretty (though she makes me think of a borzoi for some reason), and isn't as teeth-grindingly bad as GHS but I just cannot stand her. That started with BOF, where her appearance (and utterly ridiculous amounts of screentime) signified the turning point of when this drama went from awesome to flaming trainwreck. The disaster that was BIG did not help. In general, she just irritates me for some reason. I mean, I even skipped MIDAS with my obsession Jang Hyuk because she was in it.

Basically, either one of them in, I am out. The end.

O-M-G

Dec. 6th, 2011 08:24 am
dangermousie: (Default)
So, that upcoming fantasy-romance sageuk with Kim Su Hyun and Han Ga In as the leads just had a casting change. Joo Won is out as the secondary guy and JUNG IL WOO IS IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Except now I am even more boggled. I was puzzled enough to wonder what heroine would prefer KSH to Joo Won and what casting director thought it was a good idea to pick KSH and not JW as the lead, but that puzzlement has increased tenfold now. Really? Really? You are going to have Jung Il Woo play second fiddle to Kim Su Hyun? In what Universe?

Also, I am puzzled as to why JIW would take a secondary role in a sageuk when he headlined one before (the marvelous marvelous Return of Iljimae which I want to rewatch now).

Now, before all the KSH fans jump down my throat - I don't dislike the guy. In fact, I think in a few years and with some more experience, he's going to be a great leading man. But the operative term is in a few years and I have no such qualifiers about JIW.

GRAH.

Here is JIW as Iljimae to cheer me up:

O-M-G

Dec. 6th, 2011 08:24 am
dangermousie: (Default)
So, that upcoming fantasy-romance sageuk with Kim Su Hyun and Han Ga In as the leads just had a casting change. Joo Won is out as the secondary guy and JUNG IL WOO IS IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Except now I am even more boggled. I was puzzled enough to wonder what heroine would prefer KSH to Joo Won and what casting director thought it was a good idea to pick KSH and not JW as the lead, but that puzzlement has increased tenfold now. Really? Really? You are going to have Jung Il Woo play second fiddle to Kim Su Hyun? In what Universe?

Also, I am puzzled as to why JIW would take a secondary role in a sageuk when he headlined one before (the marvelous marvelous Return of Iljimae which I want to rewatch now).

Now, before all the KSH fans jump down my throat - I don't dislike the guy. In fact, I think in a few years and with some more experience, he's going to be a great leading man. But the operative term is in a few years and I have no such qualifiers about JIW.

GRAH.

Here is JIW as Iljimae to cheer me up:

O-M-G

Dec. 6th, 2011 08:24 am
dangermousie: (Default)
So, that upcoming fantasy-romance sageuk with Kim Su Hyun and Han Ga In as the leads just had a casting change. Joo Won is out as the secondary guy and JUNG IL WOO IS IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Except now I am even more boggled. I was puzzled enough to wonder what heroine would prefer KSH to Joo Won and what casting director thought it was a good idea to pick KSH and not JW as the lead, but that puzzlement has increased tenfold now. Really? Really? You are going to have Jung Il Woo play second fiddle to Kim Su Hyun? In what Universe?

Also, I am puzzled as to why JIW would take a secondary role in a sageuk when he headlined one before (the marvelous marvelous Return of Iljimae which I want to rewatch now).

Now, before all the KSH fans jump down my throat - I don't dislike the guy. In fact, I think in a few years and with some more experience, he's going to be a great leading man. But the operative term is in a few years and I have no such qualifiers about JIW.

GRAH.

Here is JIW as Iljimae to cheer me up:

?????

Nov. 11th, 2011 01:25 pm
dangermousie: (Default)
Kim Su Hyun has been cast opposite Han Ga In in Moon That Embraces the Sun, a fantasy romance sageuk.

WTF WTF WTF WTF!!!

I happen to like both actors but this is the most insane casting imaginable. First of all, Han Ga In is SIGNIFICANTLY older - 29 to his 23. Now, if she was 39 to his 33, this would not matter as much, but when you are in your 20s, it matters a lot. More importantly, there is a reason KSH played much younger than his age up until now. He may be 23 but he looks 17. Lee Min Ho or Jung Il Woo are only a year older than KSH but if they were cast, I would have no problem because neither will look like a kid playing dress-up opposite Han Ga In - they look like adults, KSH does not.

I mean, Han Ga In's last leading man was Sexiness That Is Bidam himself and she is married to Yeon Jung Hoon. There is a reason for that. She is a grown-up woman. The thought of pairing her with KSH as a romantic interest boggles the mind.

Honestly, what drugs were the casting directors doing? It was rumored Park Shi Hoo would take the lead. That would make sense. This - this makes no sense at all.

?????

Nov. 11th, 2011 01:25 pm
dangermousie: (Default)
Kim Su Hyun has been cast opposite Han Ga In in Moon That Embraces the Sun, a fantasy romance sageuk.

WTF WTF WTF WTF!!!

I happen to like both actors but this is the most insane casting imaginable. First of all, Han Ga In is SIGNIFICANTLY older - 29 to his 23. Now, if she was 39 to his 33, this would not matter as much, but when you are in your 20s, it matters a lot. More importantly, there is a reason KSH played much younger than his age up until now. He may be 23 but he looks 17. Lee Min Ho or Jung Il Woo are only a year older than KSH but if they were cast, I would have no problem because neither will look like a kid playing dress-up opposite Han Ga In - they look like adults, KSH does not.

I mean, Han Ga In's last leading man was Sexiness That Is Bidam himself and she is married to Yeon Jung Hoon. There is a reason for that. She is a grown-up woman. The thought of pairing her with KSH as a romantic interest boggles the mind.

Honestly, what drugs were the casting directors doing? It was rumored Park Shi Hoo would take the lead. That would make sense. This - this makes no sense at all.

?????

Nov. 11th, 2011 01:25 pm
dangermousie: (Default)
Kim Su Hyun has been cast opposite Han Ga In in Moon That Embraces the Sun, a fantasy romance sageuk.

WTF WTF WTF WTF!!!

I happen to like both actors but this is the most insane casting imaginable. First of all, Han Ga In is SIGNIFICANTLY older - 29 to his 23. Now, if she was 39 to his 33, this would not matter as much, but when you are in your 20s, it matters a lot. More importantly, there is a reason KSH played much younger than his age up until now. He may be 23 but he looks 17. Lee Min Ho or Jung Il Woo are only a year older than KSH but if they were cast, I would have no problem because neither will look like a kid playing dress-up opposite Han Ga In - they look like adults, KSH does not.

I mean, Han Ga In's last leading man was Sexiness That Is Bidam himself and she is married to Yeon Jung Hoon. There is a reason for that. She is a grown-up woman. The thought of pairing her with KSH as a romantic interest boggles the mind.

Honestly, what drugs were the casting directors doing? It was rumored Park Shi Hoo would take the lead. That would make sense. This - this makes no sense at all.
dangermousie: (Default)
Look what I found at [livejournal.com profile] ockoala's blog:



Yoo Seung Ho/Seo Woo promo still from the upcoming Flames of Ambition (go to ockoala's blog for a trailer).

For some reason, this is screaming Gossip Girl to me. But even though I continue to be boggled by the casting of 17-yr-old YSH (What, they couldn't cast Jung Il Woo? Kim Bum? Lee Min Ho? Scads of other 20-something actors? ) as not just a romantic lead (he could plausibly be one in a highschool story) but someone playing a 21-yr-old husband, the very bizarreness of the casting ensures I'll probably tune in for the first couple of eps to check out the trainwreck.

This is really going to be a platonic marriage though - I really doubt the censors will allow them to do more than hug gingerly, due to the age issues. Seriously, trainwreck.
dangermousie: (Default)
Look what I found at [livejournal.com profile] ockoala's blog:



Yoo Seung Ho/Seo Woo promo still from the upcoming Flames of Ambition (go to ockoala's blog for a trailer).

For some reason, this is screaming Gossip Girl to me. But even though I continue to be boggled by the casting of 17-yr-old YSH (What, they couldn't cast Jung Il Woo? Kim Bum? Lee Min Ho? Scads of other 20-something actors? ) as not just a romantic lead (he could plausibly be one in a highschool story) but someone playing a 21-yr-old husband, the very bizarreness of the casting ensures I'll probably tune in for the first couple of eps to check out the trainwreck.

This is really going to be a platonic marriage though - I really doubt the censors will allow them to do more than hug gingerly, due to the age issues. Seriously, trainwreck.
dangermousie: (Default)
Look what I found at [livejournal.com profile] ockoala's blog:



Yoo Seung Ho/Seo Woo promo still from the upcoming Flames of Ambition (go to ockoala's blog for a trailer).

For some reason, this is screaming Gossip Girl to me. But even though I continue to be boggled by the casting of 17-yr-old YSH (What, they couldn't cast Jung Il Woo? Kim Bum? Lee Min Ho? Scads of other 20-something actors? ) as not just a romantic lead (he could plausibly be one in a highschool story) but someone playing a 21-yr-old husband, the very bizarreness of the casting ensures I'll probably tune in for the first couple of eps to check out the trainwreck.

This is really going to be a platonic marriage though - I really doubt the censors will allow them to do more than hug gingerly, due to the age issues. Seriously, trainwreck.

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